International Programs

About EUSP International Programs

StudyRussiaEuropean University at St. Petersburg is a private graduate school in the humanities and social sciences established in 1994. EUSP now is recognized internationally as one of top research centers on the social, political, and economic issues of modern Russia. Here you will find a vibrant community of learners and scholars, people whose energy, ambition and desire to make things happen are contagious. Each year the university enrolls nearly 150 postgraduate students to study in one of five academic departments. At least a quarter of these students came from all over the world to study at EUSP International Programs. EUSP was the first Russian university to offer International Master’s degree programs in Russian Studies for international students with English as a language of instruction.


You can hardly call EUSP a typical Russian university. With an international team of professors and researchers, choice of academic courses and an educational credit system, EUSP is often called ‘the most international university of all Russian universities and the most Russian university of all international universities.’ A 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that all of our international students have meaningful engagement with professors. Small classes allow mentoring students, giving personal attention and individual guidance to each of you.


At EUSP international students pursue a Master of Arts degree in one of three programs: IMARES – International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies, ENERPO – International MA in Energy Politics in Eurasia, MARCA – International MA in Russian Cultural History and Arts. Bachelor degree students may experience study and life in St. Petersburg during our Undergraduate Study Semester in Russia program while PhD students may complete their Doctoral degree here or just get a research affiliation. 


Nestled in downtown Saint Petersburg, the scientific and cultural capital of Russia, EUSP provides great study opportunities for international students.  


Over the years EUSP international programs have hosted many distinguished international faculty: Gerry Easter (Boston College), M. Steven Fish (University of California-Berkeley), Henry Hale (George Washington University), Ted Hopf (Ohio State University), Mary McAuley (Ford Foundation), Peter Rutland (Wesleyan University), Michael Urban (University of California–Santa Cruz), David Woodruff (LSE), William Zimmerman (University of Michigan), Brian Taylor, Renée de Nevers (University of Syracuse).


Our graduates work in such organizations as the US State Department, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Alfa Bank, Bloomberg, Shell, Carbon Capital Markets Ltd. Others have entered Ph.D. programs at Oxford University, Princeton University, George Mason University, University of Washington, University of Chicago, Heidelberg University and more.